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- Subject: RE: Is obfuscation meaningful way to protect proprietary Lua code ?
- From: Thijs Schreijer <thijs@...>
- Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:14:30 +0000
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Jayanth Acharya
> Sent: zondag 15 september 2013 12:58
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> Subject: Is obfuscation meaningful way to protect proprietary Lua code ?
> Based on my reading so far, Lua bytecode can be decompiled, and the only
> Lua obfuscator, which is an online service, doesn't seem to work for the
> simple 5 line Lua script I tried. It it right that obfuscation is then not
> a meaningful way to protect proprietary Lua code and thus a working tool
> doesn't exist to do so ?
Well, it makes it harder to use, but not impossible.
Have a look at squish , it packs and minifies, and has options to also replace long names with short ones. So maybe not intended as obfuscation, it might be useful as such.
 - http://matthewwild.co.uk/projects/squish/home